Allergen (allergy) Course


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Allergen Guidance Online Training Overview

This course will give an overview of food safety and laws relating to allergens

This course meets regulations for food handlers in the United Kingdom.

Duration: 1 Hour     CPD Points: 1

What You will learn

Allergen Guidance Course Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Identify common food allergens
  • Understand labelling rules and food laws regarding allergens
  • Describe allergen ingredient recording


Course Content

On successful completion of the quiz, you will be awarded a CPD accredited Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses free course certificate.

Who is this for?

Who is this Allergen Guidance training for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement

It is suitable for the following:

  • Restaurants
  • Canteens
  • Hotels
  • Cafes and coffee shops
  • Sandwich Shops
  • Supermarkets 
  • Convenience Stores
  • Bakeries
  • Butchers
  • Delicatessens
  • Market Stalls
  • Food Vans
  • Takeaway Outlets
  • Online Food Retailers

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Allergen Guidance Frequently Asked Questions

Your course is instantly allocated to you upon completion of your purchase.

Yes, the Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course has been assessed and awarded a CPD accreditation by the CPD standards office.

Upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of the course, you will be instantly awarded a CPD accredited Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course certificate to download or print at home for free. We also have an option for you to request a hard copy of the certificate sent to your home or work address.

Yes, the fire safety awareness course comes complete with unlimited exam retakes

Yes, the Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge aiding your current skillset. A certificate is awarded upon completion.

We offer a complimentary learner management system to view the learner's course progress, view quiz results and certification. We also offer a dedicated compliance matrix to aid with audits and inspections. 

Allergen Guidance

Food businesses in the UK catering and food retail sectors are required by law to provide their customers with food allergen information. 

They need to ensure that their food is correctly labelled, provide clear information to the consumer and make sure that food allergens are handled and managed correctly when food is being prepared. Food business operators also need to ensure that their staff receive appropriate food allergens training, so that they can comply with the relevant food safety laws.

The Caredemy Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses training course provides an overview of the food hygiene laws relating to food allergens which meets the regulations for UK food handlers.

Why is Allergen Guidance training important?

It’s vital for food business operators to manage food allergens effectively to ensure the safety of any customers who have food allergies. Food allergen management can include accurate food labelling, avoiding cross-contamination in the kitchen, effective food hygiene practices and considering food allergens when menu planning. 

As well as the risk of making a customer ill, failure to adhere to food allergen management requirements could also lead to the business incurring financial penalties and reputational damage.

Who is this Allergen Guidance course suitable for?

The Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses has been written at an introductory level which makes it suitable for learners at all levels. The course is appropriate for all staff who handle food, including chefs, cooks and kitchen assistants in settings such as restaurants, canteens and takeaway outlets. It is also useful for staff in food retail outlets such as market stalls, supermarkets and online food retailers.

This course is also appropriate for managers and supervisors who want to understand the food hygiene regulations that apply to their workplace.  

The Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course can be used as part of an induction syllabus for new staff or in your ongoing training schedule for current staff.

What does the Allergen Guidance training cover?

Studying the Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course will allow the learner to understand the food laws and labelling rules as they apply to food allergens. They will be able to identify the most common list of allergens and explain the rules concerning the display of allergens on food labels. 

The course syllabus covers topics such as labelling for prepacked and non-prepacked food, how to reduce cross-contamination in the kitchen, and general cleaning and storage procedures. The 14 food allergens are covered within the course, together with information on anaphylaxis. Legislation concerning food information, food allergen labelling and ‘free-from’ claims is also covered within the course materials.

This food hygiene course will take approximately 1 hour to complete and is followed by a multiple-choice exam. The pass mark for the exam is 70% and exam resits are covered by your course fee if they are required. 

Once you have successfully completed the course and exam, you will receive a free downloadable CPD-accredited Allergen Guidance for Food Businesses course certificate. 1 CPD point will also be awarded after you have successfully completed the exam. 

Food Hygiene Training with Caredemy

Caredemy’s online academy provides online food safety training courses that are written by industry experts. We design our care skills courses to meet the requirements of the Care Quality Commision (CQC) and our courses are ideal for CPD training.

Our online courses make it easy and convenient for staff in the food sector to fit food hygiene training into their busy schedule. Our online Learner Dashboard lets them keep track of their progress through the course, so that they can pick up their studies at the point where they left off. Managers can also use this dashboard to maintain their staff certification records, which is really helpful at inspection time.

Learners gain 12 months’ instant online access to Caredemy course materials as soon as payment has been received so that they can get straight on with their studies. And we’re so confident in the quality of our online food hygiene courses that they all come with a 14 day Money Back Guarantee.

Click here to visit the course page for more information about our online Allergens Guidance for Food Businesses course. You can book your course on our website or call 0203 488 7599 to sign up over the phone. You can also email our Student Support team if you have any questions or would like any further information.

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You will be given a multiple-choice exam available at the end of the learning, you will be graded. On a pass mark of 70% or higher a certificate is issued.

You may retake the test at your convenience at no additional cost.

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A hard copy certificate printed on certificate grade paper can be purchased for a nominal fee via your learner dashboard and are dispatched within three working days to your address. Please note at this time we currently only mail certificates to the United Kingdom. 

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